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Sundance 2014: Buzzy Premieres Lean Toward Comedy, Documentary All-Stars Unveiled, Redford Books Failure Workshop

The Sundance Film Festival has unveiled the films selected to screen in its out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections. This is where the better-known directors and stars show up for red carpet walks in front of the Eccles Theater, and where much of the acquisition heat will be focused.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • December 9, 2013 4:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Sam Rockwell Caught in Backwoods Paranoia and Murder in Neo-Noir 'A Single Shot'

Check out the new trailer for David M. Rosenthal's "A Single Shot," which premiered in Berlin earlier this year and stars Sam Rockwell as a Southern hunter who finds himself at the center of a terrible and then deadly accident. Jeffrey Wright ("Source Code"), Kelly Reilly ("Flight"), Jason Isaacs ("Inside Llewyn Davis"), Ted Levine ("Shutter Island"), Melissa Leo and William H. Macy also star.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 4, 2013 12:18 PM
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TIFF Preview: Fox Searchlight Pushes Oscar Contender 'The Sessions,' Releases Poster

Fox Searchlight, which snapped up Ben Lewin's "The Sessions" (formerly "The Surrogate") at Sundance for $6 million, holds high Oscar hopes for film, which stars John Hawkes as journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, who is afflicted with polio but wants to have sex. (Think "My Left Foot.") Searchlight is pushing the film into the Oscar race at Toronto, as it did Oscar-winner "Slumdog Millionaire."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 22, 2012 2:31 PM
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Sundance Review Round-Up: Fox Searchlight Plans Oscar Run for 'The Surrogate'

Fox Searchlight immediately snapped up "The Surrogate" for $6 million, the biggest acquisition at Sundance so far this year, outmaneuvering at least three other potential buyers for the picture.
  • By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange
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  • January 24, 2012 2:55 PM
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